Dr. Bierbaum chronicles decline, disinvestment and revitalization in Asbury Park

Asbury Park, New Jersey was founded as a semi-utopian master planned resort community during the last half of the 19th century.  It served as a well-known performance venue for musicians like Bruce Springsteen and a popular vacation spot for New Yorkers. However, segregation and disinvestment have accompanied the city’s cycles of decline and gentrification since the early years. Dr. Ariel Bierbaum, NCSG affiliate, shows how history, geography and leadership shape a small town in this article entitled “Marking Change at the Jersey Shore.” Click here to read the full article.

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